Techniques of Grief Therapy : Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved
Careful discussion of the therapeutic relationship that provides a "container" for specific procedures
An intuitive, thematic organization that makes it easy to find the right technique for a particular situation
Detailed explanations of when to use (and when not to use) particular techniques
Expert guidance on implementing each technique and tips on avoiding common pitfalls
Sample worksheets and activities for use in session and as homework assignments
Illustrative case studies and transcripts
Recommended readings to learn more about theory, research and practice associated with each technique
- Paperback | 408 pages
- 175.26 x 251.46 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
- 26 Jul 2012
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 4 Line drawings, black and white; 22 Halftones, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white
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-Dr Ann Rowland, Director of Bereavement Services, Child Bereavement Charity
"Thanks to the user friendly organization, easy accessibility, emphasis on practicality, and the great range of techniques, the usefulness and applicability of Niemeyer's work will extend way beyond psychologists, to include social workers, nurses, pastors, spiritual directors, caring family and friends and anyone else who finds themselves confronted with the invitation to be a soul companion for a grieving soul. The sheer volume and rich diversity of techniques represented almost guarantees that there is something of value in every reader."
-Brendon Jones, Journal of Psychology and Theology
"Those who struggle desperately to find meaning and purpose after a loss need creative approaches to healing their existential and psychic pain. With impressive scope, Techniques of Grief Therapy draws together many of the best research-informed methods for working with the challenges of bereavement and complements them with wisdom from the field. The result is an uncommon blend of scientific insight and clinical savvy in a sourcebook that every bereavement counselor and therapist will want to have on the office shelf."
-Holly Prigerson, PhD, Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
"A major goal of Techniques of Grief Therapy is `to present a rich and representative smorgasbord of methods for engaging grief and its complications,' and toward that goal it succeeds brilliantly. While every reader may not test taste each `dish,' the useful blend of practice and research support will foster an engaging, creative, and rich contribution to therapeutic practice. Prepare to be challenged, and dig in!"
-Donna L. Schuurman, EdD, FT, executive director of The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families
"Finally, a handbook for clinicians in the trenches! Whether working individually, with families, or with groups; whether providing supportive, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic or experiential therapies; whether working with the very young or very old-this volume delivers. No clinician need ever feel 'stuck' again... This is a treasure trove of options for helping professionals across the spectrum of care."
-Renee S. Katz, PhD, FT, coeditor of When Professionals Weep: Emotional and Countertransference Responses in End-of-Life Care
"Techniques of Grief Therapy offers a generous trove of newly developed practices to help counselors augment their own skills and to help bereaved people make more informed choices about what they need. I recommend it highly."
-Dennis Klass, PhD, author of Dead but Not Lost: Grief Narratives in Religious Traditions and The Spiritual Lives of Bereaved Parents
About Robert A. Neimeyer
Table of contents
Loss Timelines. Neimeyer, Virtual Dream Stories. Noppe-Brandon, Find Your Voice, De Preter, Hooghe, Documenting Children's Life Stories.
Way, The Story Mountain. Integrating the Arts. Near, Intermodal Expressive Arts. Gershman, Prescriptive Photomontage. Berger, Playing With Playlists. Bardot, Figurative Sand Tray Therapy. Moss, What's in a Name? Entenman, Secrets of the Heart. Strouse, Lamorie, The Art Studio Process. Consolidating Memories. Gamino, Opening the Family Photo Album. Thompson, The Commemorative Flag. Smith, En-Training Memoir Slices. Goldman, Memory Work With Children. Potash, Handel, Memory Boxes. Thiel, Barrett, Natural Reminders. Renewing the Bond. Hedtke, Introducing the Deceased. Armstrong, Envisioning Connection Through Guided Imagery. Neimeyer, Correspondence With the Deceased. Jordan, Guided Imaginal Conversations With the Deceased. Neimeyer, Chair Work. Neimeyer, The Life Imprint. Attig, Reaching Through Sorrow to Legacy. Hochberg, "Moments Held" Documentary. Revising Goals. Holcomb, Goal Setting for Self-Care During the Grieving Process. Panagotacos, Defining and Envisioning Self. Axler, Mind Map for Coping Through the Holidays. Beder, Worden's Paradigm in Wartime Bereavement. Accessing Resources. Bowman, Poetry and Bibliotherapy. Robinson, Bibliotherapy With Children. Horsley, Horsley, Grief and Loss Support on the Web. Grieving With Others. Doka, Neimeyer, Orchestrating Social Support. Mackinnon, Smith, Henry, Berish, Milman, Copeland. Addressing Therapeutic Ruptures In Bereavement Support Groups. Hooghe, Talking About Talking With Couples and Families. Barski-Carrow, The Workplace Study Circle. Cacciatore, The Kindness Project. Luiten, All the Stars Above. Morgan, Group Treatment of Anticipatory Grief in Senior Pseudo-Psychosis. Ritualizing Transition. Doka, Therapeutic Ritual. Cacciatore, The "Barefoot Walkabout." Barrett, The Grief Spiral. Mayer, Barrett, Memory Boats. Marshall, Supporting the "Lost Ritual" After a Suicide Death. Healing the Healer. Krawchuk, Wisdom Circles for When Helping Hurts. Moss, Stand in These Shoes. Prashant, Degriefing Caregiver Burden. Epilogue.